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Optic Fibericity - The New Era Lighting

Ndujiuba, Charles Uzoanya and John, S. N. and Onasoga, Kayode (2014) Optic Fibericity - The New Era Lighting. International Journal of Energy Engineering, Scientific & Academic Publishing, 4 (4). pp. 69-74. ISSN e-ISSN: 2163-1905

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Bringing sunlight inside buildings to decrease the electricity needed for lighting, to provide natural light, and to decrease the energy needed for cooling has been a major technology research interest referred to as daylighting. Fiber optic daylighting (FOD) systems are an evolving technology that may provide a solution for daylighting technology. These systems use fiber optics combined with solar light collectors to transmit daylight to spaces historically difficult to daylight, using sidelighting or toplighting strategies. This research aims to show the energy conservation capability and efficiency of FOD as compared to Artificial Lighting. Calculations will highlight efficiency and performance for the design concepts. These calculations are intended to show how much energy conservation can be achieved with better illumination from FOD as compared to lighting generated by solar power (PVC) system, for the same sun intensity captured by the sun collectors of the two systems and the same length of cable. Matlab / Simulink software was used in simulating the efficiency and performance for the design concepts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Prof. Samuel Ndueso John
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 08:36
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 11:40

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